Our camp program includes small group, large group, and individually chosen activities. We have thoughtfully selected program activities that will provide opportunities for each camper to be challenged and succeed, to explore and develop their creativity, and to just plain have fun. The summer program is designed for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 16, while a leadership development program (CIRCLE) has been designed for campers aged 16 & 17. We also have family camps, wilderness trips, and a mini-camp.
All activities at Camp Augusta are aimed at individual and social growth through the organized camp experience. Through education, enjoyment, support, and successful interaction between campers and staff, we hope to grant the campers and staff an experience that will supplement their lives outside camp.
The philosophy of community living is also incorporated in the Camp Augusta program. We feel by creating an environment in which people meet their individual needs through commitment to a group, we are providing experiences that benefit us on not only a local level, but as campers travel through the numerous groups of their lives. A key factor in community living is embracing diversity, and utilizing it to its full benefit for the individual and group growth. Discipline, established boundaries, a nurturing attitude, empathy and the desire to both teach and learn are the qualities that enable our activity leaders and counselors to work together in meeting the objectives of our camp program.
Many activities have been divided into levels, with specific skills to be learned and demonstrated before a camper graduates to a new level. We have found our program much more successful when we provide campers clarity in activity objectives, and clear forms of evaluation through which they can experience their own growth and progression. This component is key to the safety of our programs, as all participants are involved in levels appropriate to experience. We operate all programs with the fundamental belief that people love to learn; this belief is continually reinforced as we experience 75-90% of the campers returning year after year, excited about achieving that next level on the ropes course or advancing to the highest riding group with the horses.